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Welcome to NASA Headquarters

    NASA Headquarters, in Washington, D.C., provides overall guidance and direction to the agency, under the leadership of Administrator Michael Griffin. Ten field centers and a variety of installations around the country conduct the day-to-day work in laboratories, on air fields, in wind tunnels, and in control rooms. Together, this skilled, diverse group of scientists, engineers, managers, and support personnel share the Vision, Mission, and Values that are NASA.

    To implement NASA’s Mission, NASA Headquarters is organized into four Mission Directorates.

    Aeronautics: Pioneers and proves new flight technologies that improve our ability to explore and which have practical applications on Earth.

    Exploration Systems: Creates new capabilities and spacecraft for affordable, sustainable human and robotic exploration

    Science: Explores the Earth, moon, Mars, and beyond; charts the best route of discovery; and reaps the benefits of Earth and space exploration for society.

    Space Operations: Provides critical enabling technologies for much of the rest of NASA through the space shuttle, the International Space Station, and flight support.

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